Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Love vs. Lust

“You cannot love a thing without wanting to fight for it.
You cannot fight without something to fight for.
To love a thing without wishing to fight for it is not love at all; it is lust.
It may be an airy, philosophical, and disinterested lust;
it may be, so to speak, a virgin lust;
but it is lust, because it is wholly self-indulgent and invites no attack.
On the other hand, fighting for a thing without loving it is not even fighting;
it can only be called a kind of horse-play that is occasionally fatal.”
-- G.K. Chesterton --

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